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May 22nd Events Update

One of our featured events this summer is taking place on May 31st -June 2nd.  It is the Galena Adventure Ride with Motoworks and CDSR.  It is also listed below as the Motoworks Chicago 4th Annual Galena Ride.
Driftless Road Adventures has teamed up with Motoworks Chicago and the Chicago Dual Sport Riders (CDSR) for a weekend of riding and fun.
There will be organized paved and dual sport rides on both Saturday and Sunday, however, the routes for all rides will be available prior to the event so you can ride at your own pace if you prefer.
Check it out, it’s sure to be a great time!

If you can’t make it to Galena for the Motoworks/CDSR event, there are still plenty of other great events all around the Driftless Region.

May 24th:

  • Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club Bonzai Rally, Ossian, IA (May 26th).  This is a great club and a great event.  The Bonzai rally is a day long scavenger hunt which requires some planning and strategy.  Renee and I participated in this event a few years ago.  We had a blast and we actually won our division!  This event takes place near the Pikes Peak Route, and the Iowa Waterfall Route.
  • Scrabble Run for Autism, Lodi, WI.  (May 26th).  The Scrabble run is a clever variation on a poker run.  You pick up letter tiles instead of cards.  At the end of the day you create words in specific categories.  It sounds like a lot of fun and the proceeds go to Navigating Autism, Inc.  This fund raiser takes place near the River Bend Route.
  • Chicago Region BMW Owners Association Memorial Day Ride.  This event will be taking place on some of the best roads in the Driftless Areas every day of the holiday weekend.  The Mindoro Cut Route and the Highway 16 Route are just 2 of the many routes close to this event.

May 31st:

June 8th:

  • June 6th-9th – Pure Stodge Touring Association presents the 43rd Annual Iowa BMW Motorcycle Rally. Located in the heart of the historical German Amana Colonies—there is plenty of shady, grassy camping space at the Middle Amana Community Park! Enjoy modern restrooms and shower facilities; campfires; electricity; and plenty of space for RV camping.
  • June 8th-9th – Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club – Hyder Seek.  Complete and IBA ride and end up in Hyder, AK for a banquet with the GLMC team.
  • June 8th – 4th Annual Mayhem Ride.  This event, hosted by Driftless Road Adventures and Woodman Lake Cabins and RV, is a just for fun ride of family and friends.  Proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Woodman Veteran’s Memorial.

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.


  • Riding season is here!  Visit the Driftless Store for paper maps, SD cards pre-loaded with routes, and official Driftless Road Adventure gear.
  • You can also pre-order Mayhem Ride T-shirts that will be available for pick-up the day of the ride in the Driftless Store.  Don’t forget to let us know if you are attending by indicating that you are “going” on the Facebook event page.
  • Keep those photos coming!  We are so excited to be receiving some of your pictures to share.  Send them to

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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